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It is very important to be informed of all the COVID-19 #vaccine options available to you. The Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved by Health Canada and may be an option to you if you contact your local public health agency. Visit our COVID-19 hub to learn more!

Diagnosed at just five months old, SCD for everyone around her posed an issue, but for Fitz-Ann she learned that it was an obstacle to overcome. Read her SCD story here: https://sicklecellanemia.ca/my-scd-story

Join us for our next peers and parents session on May 28th! Registered Dietitian Tracey Frimpong will join us to discuss the role of nutrition and wellness in sickle cell disease. Sign up at the events link in our bio!

Save the Date! The 2nd annual Sickle Cell Summit will be happening November 4th and 5th, 2022. This event is an opportunity for people living with sickle cell disease, caregivers, healthcare workers, and community members to come together in improving the quality of life of individuals and families... affected by SCD. We are currently seeking speakers for this year's summit. See the official call for speakers at the link in our bio!

SCD patients are also at increased risk for infections, particularly during childhood. Here are a few helpful tips for avoiding infection!

Les patients atteints de drépanocytose courent également un risque accru d'infections, en particulier pendant l'enfance. Voici quelques ...conseils utiles pour éviter l'infection !

It is National Immunization Awareness Week! The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario wishes to emphasize the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and remind you to stay up to date on all routine vaccinations! Please email covid19@sicklecellanemia.ca if you need help booking a vaccine ...appointment.

C'est la Semaine Nationale de Promotion de la Vaccination! Le Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario veut souligner l’importance du vaccin contre le COVID-19 et vous rappeler de rester à jour pour toutes vos vaccinations de routine! Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour réserver un rendez-vous de vaccination, contactez covid19@sicklecellanemia.ca.

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What is COVID-19 Disparity and Why Does it Exist?

Don’t miss our next COVID-19 webinar on April 30th! Let’s come together to uncover the disparity that exists with COVID-19, and the impact this is having on individuals with Sickle Cell Disease and the Black Community. Register today at... the link in our bio!

Quelle est la disparité dans le contexte de la COVID-19 et pourquoi existe-t-elle?

Vous ne voudrez pas manquer ce webinaire sur la COVID-19 offert par le Groupe de sensibilisation à l’anémie falciforme de l’Ontario et ses collaborateurs. Rassemblons-nous pour mettre au jour la disparité qui existe en ce qui concerne la COVID-19, et ses conséquences sur les personnes atteintes d’anémie falciforme et sur la communauté noire. Inscrivez-vous!

Your voice is vital. As a part of SCAGO’s advocacy work, we are encouraging our members to engage with their local candidates ahead of this year’s Ontario general election. Don’t know where to start? Our Election Candidate Meeting Toolkit has everything you need to know. Access the toolkit ...and more information at https://sicklecellanemia.ca/scago-election-toolkit

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